Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by random3434, Jan 29, 2011.
Egypt's Mubarak names vice president for 1st time - latimes.com
He's trying to hold on, but it looks like a pretty unlikely outcome at present:
Live blog 29/1 - Egypt protests | Al Jazeera Blogs
A precursor to his resignation...
Today's protests started earlier than they have all week in an attempt by demonstrators to keep up the momentum that has backed Egypt's president into a corner.
Egypt's mobile phone service was restored after the government blocked it on Friday, along with the internet, in an attempt to quell the uprising. But communication was still spotty.
Mubarak will announce a new prime minister and Cabinet today, but protesters say that's not enough and that it's the country's commander-in-chief they want to see gone.
His VP is just another military stooge.
Won't change the dynamics of the protests.
Mubarak cannot honestly believe this is going to satisfy those who are calling for real change.
Isn't Egypt's presidential elections set for September? If HM resigns and the new VP and cabinet assume a caretaker status the revolt would lose momentum. Then a duly elected President would be free to lead Egypt.
US wants 'free, fair' Egypt elections: Clinton - The Times of India
Clinton Calls for 'Orderly' Transition to 'Real Democracy' in Egypt - WSJ.com
The name Gerald Ford comes to mind.
This thing could get really ugly.
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